James Franklin Stewart
- Bats Both, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 165 lb.
- School Austin Peay State University
- High School Lafayette (AL) High School
- Debut September 3, 1963
- Final Game September 29, 1973
- Born June 11, 1939 in Opelika, AL USA
- Died November 24, 2012 in Tampa, FL USA
Stewart was one of the greatest athletes in the history of Austin Peay State University. He set the school record with a .435 batting average in 1961 and batted .369 during his college career. He was also a stand-out member of the school's basketball team and set a school record in the 220-yard dash. He was named the school's best athlete in 1961 and was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 1979.
Stewart orginally came up to the Chicago Cubs late in the 1963 season as a shortstop at a time when Ernie Banks had moved to first base. Stewart moved from short to second and then to the outfield, although he continued to play in the infield on occasion. He closed out his career with the Astros in 1973 primarily at third base, although by that time his main role was as a pinch-hitter. Although his most frequent position was left field (179 games) he appeared more times in the infield (277 times) than in the outfield.
He and Jamie Walker are two of the most prominent major leaguers to come out of Austin Peay State University.